It is two years today since I moved into my bungalow - assisted by dear friends W,C and J - and because C comes from a service family and has moved about regularly to various married quarters - my bungalow was reorganised and everything put away in no time at all. I remember sitting down in the evening on that first day and feeling at home immediately thanks to their help. They will never know just how much they helped me.
Now, two years on and two years older (eighty seven next week) I do feel really settled here in spite of various set-backs with things going wrong. And Tess has settled much more easily than I expected and seems to have forgotten all about the farm and the fields and running about with no lead on. Although, having said that, I was here today when J, my dog-walker, returned with her and told me that she can now let Tess off the lead and she runs round the field with the other dogs and really enjoys it - and comes back when called. Not bad for almost thirteen I feel.
Into town this morning, as every Tuesday morning, to go to the Bank, do a bit of shopping (not much this week as my Grand-daughter and her husband and my Great Grand-daughter are calling in on Sunday and as they are vegan I have taken the precaution of having an order delivered from Tesco, so little or no shopping to do today.)
After that it was into the cafe where we meet each Tuesday morning for coffee with E,C, and L - and then down to discuss my de humdifier with the man in the rental place and then a call into the best shop in town for buying little presents for little people. I chose a set of 'doggie dominoes' and a sticker book about animals under the sea - hope they are both enjoyed.
As they are vegan I have arranged to make a hearty Farmhouse Soup with pasta added and will serve it with Garlic Bread which they will bring as it needs to be made with garlic and olive oil rather than butter and then a vegan tray bake which they will also bring. So very little for me to do as the soup is best made the day before anyway.
It is now half past two in the afternoon and, although fine,it is breezy and quite chilly so shall not venture out again today as Tess has had a long walk with her dog walker.